Simple and Relaxing Exercises for Your Eyes

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Simple and Relaxing Exercises for Your Eyes
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Here are simple and relaxing eye exercises that will help you take good care of your eyes. If you stay for long hours in front of a computer or a television set it may no doubt, cause trouble to the eyes. It can cause your organ of sight to feel dry and itchy. Further, it can even let you suffer from a headache. Because computers have become a way of life and to others, a way to earn a living, you cannot just avoid it. This gives you minimal time to leave the computer. Thus, you tend to forget to give your eyes some rest from the pressures of the long use of computers. The fact that people are almost always nailed to the computer screen, it leaves the eyes too tired and overworked. So here are some simple activities that can provide relaxing effects to your eyes.

These exercises that will help you achieve a great vision will take only a few minutes to execute.

Simple and Relaxing Eye Exercises 

Blink for two minutes.

When you blink your eyes, it will help regulate the blood circulation inside your eyes.

Move your head in a circular motion while staring ahead.

Move from right to left, then up to down. This type of movement will increase the blood circulation in your eyes.Look to your right, from the right side, slowly turn your look to the left. Do the same pattern in the opposite direction.

Close your eyes and relax.

This is an exercise that will help strengthen the photoreceptor cells in your eyes by focusing your eyes in the dark. This is believed to help maintain your clear vision.

Focus your eyesight in different directions.

Look from right to left, then look up and down; turn your eyes in a circular motion drawing the figure eight.

Leave your eyes closed tightly for three to five seconds, then open them.
Repeat this for seven times to help relax your eye muscles and increase the blood circulation to your eyes.

Push your fingers lightly against your temple

Let your temple feel the pressure for around two seconds. Repeat the move four to five times. This exercise will cause the smooth flow of intraocular fluid.

Visualize simple geometric figures.

With your eyes kept open, visualize simple geometric figures.Then move on to more complicated shapes.Close your eyes and slowly move your eyeballs up and down.

Move Your Eyes Diagonally

Look straight ahead then look down and to the left. Then, move your eyes diagonally and look up and to the right. Focus on what you see. Repeat the steps five times then look straight ahead and do the same cycle in the other direction. Repeat the entire cycle three times.

Roll Your Eyes in a Circle Motion

Look to the left and slowly move your eyes in a circular motion clockwise. Do the exercise five times clockwise and five times counterclockwise. Repeat the pattern three times.

Near and Far Focus

Focus your eyes on a nearby object about twenty to thirty centimeters away from you. Then shift your sight at something from a farther distance. Focus on that subject and look at it in detail. Then go back looking at the nearby object again. Change your focus five times and repeat the cycle three times.

Palming

Position yourself comfortably. Next, proceed to start rubbing your palms together to heat them up a bit. Then formed in a cup shape, press your hands into your closed eyes. Put your left hand on your left eye and right hand on your right eye. Let the heat produced from rubbing your hands warm your eyes and then relax for a few minutes.

Move Your Eyes Diagonally

Look straight ahead, and look down and to the left. Move your eyes in a diagonal motion towards the upper right. Set your sight down to the right and diagonally toward the upper left. Perform the exercise five times, and the whole cycle three times.

Ways to do more relaxing eye exercises

Practice rhythmic eye movements

  1. Bar swings – helps test your brain’s capability to concentrate the eyes on an object and keep your balance and coordination. Stand in front of something with evenly spaced vertical lines. Set eyes on a distant object on the other side of the bars. Relax your body and transfer your weight from one foot to the other. Blink while doing this exercise. Continue for two to three minutes.
  2. Round swings – this will help strengthen your peripheral vision. Concentrate sight on an object in the distance close to the ground. Sway as instructed for Bar Swings. Keeping your sight on the same object, use your peripheral vision to look at your surroundings as you sway. Do this for two to three minutes.

Concentrate

Remain to look forward in a relaxed position, but at this point, bring your focus on the tip of your nose. Look up and try focusing on something in the distance, then go back looking down at your nose again. Do this movement five times. Repeat the cycle three times.

Rest Your Eyes

Close your eyes and squeeze them tight. Keep them this way for two to three seconds. Then, without opening your eyes, relax the muscles around your eyes. Rest eyes for a few seconds, and then squeeze them tight once more. Do this process for ten times.

Massage Your Eyes

Aside from doing the various relaxing eye exercises, massage and enough sleep are also recommended. Giving your eyes a massage is among the refreshing ways of doing  relaxing eye exercises. Just like all the muscles of your body, your eyes need exercise to do its job excellently. If you put too much pressure on them, they may become strained and start to affect other parts of your body (i.e. the headaches). These tips have been tried and those who already had the experience of doing these found them useful, so if you’re tired and having a headache, you can try this.

Ways to massage the eyes to achieve best results of relaxing eye exercises

  1. Close your eyes well and squeeze them for about two to three seconds. After this process, let the muscles around your eyes to relax. Repeat this for ten times. Close your eyes well and squeeze them for about two to three seconds. After this process, let the muscles around your eyes to relax. Repeat this for ten times
  2. Close your eyes. Gently massage your eyelids with circular motions. Press lightly. Don’t try to press too hard. Make ten circular movements, first clockwise, then counterclockwise.

Foods that will help achieve healthy eyesight

To achieve great and healthy eyesight, you should also consider the kinds of food that you eat. This is because there are foods that may not be good for your eyes. Aside from doing  the various relaxing eye exercises, maintaining an eye-healthy diet is also important. You should also indulge in foods that contain the vitamins and minerals that will help maintain a great eyesight.

These include foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E such as kiwis, oranges. Moreover, tomatoes, peppers, dried apricots, raw carrots, collard greens, kale, spinach, green beans are good sources of these vitamins. Additionally, Brussels sprouts, green peas, broccoli, nuts of all kinds, seeds, dairy products, and eggs can also help.

Because antioxidants are important parts of our body’s defense system, your eyes need them to work well and stay healthy. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants good for the eyes that can be derived from fruits and vegetables.

Foods that contain lutein and zeaxanthin (antioxidants good for the eyes)

Lutein is found in mango, bilberries, and yellow peppers including green leafy vegetables like spinach, and collard greens. Moreover, chard, broccoli, and kale are also excellent sources of lutein.

Zeaxanthin can be derived from orange sweet peppers, sweet corn, broccoli, oranges, eggs, spinach, and tangerines.

More consumption of vegetables and less meat should be maintained to keep your eyes healthy. Avoid red meat, instead, have fish and chicken, they are a better alternative. But avoid deep or pan-fried as much as possible. When you cannot resist munching on fried fish or fried chicken,  use canola or vegetable oil. These oils contain omega-3 fatty acid that our body needs.

By eating the foods that provide your eyes with the best sources of vitamins and minerals, you are also filling up the rest of your body with these necessary ingredients. Many of the weight problems people experience today are caused by eating takeout foods, prepared foods, and foods high in saturated fats.

Reference And Resources

  1. https://brightside.me/article/ten-straightforward-exercises-to-give-you-great-eyesight-30405/
  2. http://www.rebuildyourvision.com/blog/food-for-your-eyes/natural-eye-health-starts-and-ends-with-your-diet/
  3. https://dev.shareably.net/10-simple-and-relaxing-eye-exercises/
  4. http://www.wikihow.com/Exercise-Your-Eyes

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